As a part of that preparation I whipped up a 12 Days of Christmas Daily Devotional for my children and I to use nightly until January 6th in order to teach/review catechism.
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My plan is that now that we're done reading scripture and Jotham's Journey: A Storybook for Advent each night beside our Advent wreath before hanging an ornament on our Jesse Tree, we will begin reading one page of this devotional each night before hanging a hand-made 12 Days of Christmas ornament on our Christmas tree.
(Yes, I did another ornament swap shortly before Christmas. I will share pictures of all the handmade ornaments I received another day.)
The children and I, admittedly, missed kicking off our new tradition of reading by the light of our "Jesus candle" and hanging a corresponding ornament on our tree last night, because we got home from our extended family Christmas so late. So, we shall begin tonight. Perhaps you would like to as well. Just download our FREE PRINTABLE 12 Days of Christmas Devotional and go! And, if you'd like a little background on the tradition of the 12 days and catechism, see Catholic Culture, which was one of the many resources I turned to when pulling our devotional together.
Also, please be aware that I made our 12 Days of Christmas devotional in the midst of Christmas preparation hoopla, so there may be a few typos or whatnot that I did not catch. Forgive me for these and enjoy the devotional in the spirit of sharing it is given with. Also, please, if you do note any errors, be kind enough to pop back by here or onto our Facebook page to let me know ,so I can correct them. Thanks!
Wishing you the best, blessed Christmas season!